Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle

Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex.


The adjoining Barbican House is home to the fascinating Museum of Sussex Archaeology and a mini cinema which tells the story of Lewes and the Castle from prehistoric to medieval times. Download a property leaflet here.

Plan your visit: Practicalities, FamiliesSchools, Language Schools, Adult Group Visits & Tours.

Open: All year round, 10am to 5.30pm (or dusk if earlier).11am opening on Sundays, Mondays and bank holidays (closed on 1 January).

The giftshop and the bookshop (selling new and secondhand books with a special focus on the history and archaeology of Lewes, Sussex and the South Downs) are both open daily until 5.30pm.

Admission: Adult £6.80, child £3.50, concessions £6.10, family £18.30 (1 adult and 4 children, or 2 adults and 2 children).
A combined admission ticket with Anne of Cleves House is available:
Adult £9.90, child £5.00, concessions £8.80, family £26.50 (1 adult plus 4 children, or 2 adults and 2 children).
A reduced price for groups of 15 or more is available, please contact Lewes Castle for more details.

Gift Aid: Are you able to Gift Aid your admission?  If you are a UK tax payer then we can convert your admission to a donation.You pay no more and Sussex Past can recover 25% of your donation from the Government.  In return, you will receive a ticket giving you 25% off the admission price, on any returning visits to Lewes Castle, valid for 1 year. The discount ticket can be used any day, including special events.

Contact: Barbican House Museum, 169, High Street, Lewes, BN7 1YE. Tel: 01273 486290, email.